In just two hours, you can experience Vienna’s most popular market, the Naschmarkt. Always in motion, the bustling Naschmarkt is home to organically and locally grown fruit and veggies, as well as culinary delicacies and hard-to-find produce from around the world. With a local guide, tour the market and sample its fare, plus get tips on how to use ingredients sold at the market in your cooking back home. This walking tour has a maximum of 10 people, providing a small-group experience.
Meet your guide and group near the Naschmarkt and dive straight into its colorful aisles. During your two hours at the market, you’ll learn from your guide about its history, which dates back to the 16th century when it was mostly milk bottles sold there. By the late 1700s, all fruits and vegetables carted into Vienna could be bought at the market, and today, the delectable goods include everything from cheese and bread to sushi and crepes. Follow your guide through the market, stopping at various stalls to try samples; what you taste will vary depending on the day, but the range of local produce and international specialties could include blood-red pomegranates, Viennese cucumbers, Middle Eastern kebabs or exotic spices. As you walk, pass by lively restaurants full of locals and marvel at the variety of food offered at stalls that will take you from Austria to the Mediterranean to Asia and back again. Plus, learn insider tips on how to use certain herbs and spices in your cooking back home!